Suspicious package sent to CNN headquarters intercepted at mailing facility
A suspicious package addressed to CNN headquarters in Atlanta was intercepted at a mailing facility Monday morning.
This is the third suspicious package addressed to the media company in less than a week.
The Time Warner Center, where CNN’s New York operation is located, was evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious package turned up there.
CNN president Jeff Zucker confirmed news of the second package in a statement posted on Twitter.
“This morning, another suspicious package addressed to CNN was intercepted at an Atlanta post office,” he said. “There is no imminent danger to the CNN Center.”
“All mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities as of last Wednesday,” he explained.
Zucker said the package never made it to the CNN Center.
CNN noted that it is unclear if the package is related to the series of pipe bombs mailed out to prominent Democrats and the CNN New York office last week, but it does have a similar appearance.
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The FBI is involved with the investigation and confirmed on Twitter that the package was similar to the ones received earlier.
A 56-year-old suspect named Cesar Sayoc has been arrested in relation to last week’s parcel bombs.
If it is related, it would be the 15th such package in less than a week.
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